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30 Jan 2015 : TOKYO - The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being threatened with execution by Islamic State militants, broke her silence Thursday hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life.
29 Jan 2015 : SYDNEY - South Korea prepared for this weekend's Asian Cup final against Australia in a relaxed mood on Thursday, insisting all the pressure would be on the host nation.
05 Dec 2014 : President Ashraf Ghani outlined his vision for a more self-reliant Afghanistan at a conference in London on Thursday as he welcomed the withdrawal of foreign combat troops after 13 years.
05 Dec 2014 : NEW DELHI - India, the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, said Thursday it is committed to tackling global warming but vowed to protect its interests at the latest round of UN climate talks in Lima.
05 Dec 2014 : ISLAMABAD - Ten Pakistani children have been infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions, officials said Thursday, in a "shocking" case highlighting the abysmal state of blood screening in the country.
04 Dec 2014 : Twenty years ago, a small grey box of electronic tricks made its debut in Japan, heralding the birth of the global gaming phenomenon that changed the entertainment landscape, launching titles that now outstrip sales from Hollywood's biggest franchises.
04 Dec 2014 : MANILA - Torture of suspected criminals by police in the Philippines has thrived under the administration of President Benigno Aquino, human rights monitor Amnesty International said Thursday.
04 Dec 2014 : Malaysia said Thursday it was on course to upgrading its rail service with higher-speed trains that will eventually link its capital to the important border town of Padang Besar.
04 Dec 2014 : Police in Kenya said Thursday they were holding 77 Chinese nationals accused of running a cyber crime network and mysterious "command centre" from upmarket houses in the capital Nairobi.
04 Dec 2014 : Secretary of State John Kerry promised US and allied support for Afghanistan as the country's new leaders outlined reform plans on Thursday, even as they struggled to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw.
04 Dec 2014 : JAKARTA — Starting Saturday, the Indonesian government will sink foreign ships conducting illegal, unreported and undocumented fishing operations along the country's sea borders, a cabinet minister said Thursday.
04 Dec 2014 : MANILA - A super typhoon gained strength on Thursday as it tracked towards the Philippines, threatening more devastation for mostly poor communities where thousands of people have died in an annual tirade of mega-storms.